l earn about how Barrick Lumwana mine in North-Western province has empowered villagers in the community by giving them cows and helping them to build a business selling milk. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/Aw5ZteskTEo
"W hen you think about sport and recreation in Zambia, cycling probably isn't the first activity that comes to mind. Back in 2014 when Kansanshi Mining Plc – one of two Zambian operations run by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) –...
“What are your career dreams – what do you want to be when you leave school?” Hannah, a Grade 11 student at Mutanda Secondary School in rural North-Western Province, does not hesitate in her answer. “I want to be an electrical...
The most interesting thing about the mining industry’s social investment in communities is not so much the money they spend, as the original and innovative ways in which they spend it. Over some 15 years, and through the design and...
Teenage girls in mining districts are being encouraged to resist early marriage, and instead focus on getting an education. "An education means they’ve got a shot at a career and a fulfilling life," says Bruce Lewis, CSR manager at FQM’s...
Education is a vital “building block” to prosperity in any society. In Mufulira, Mopani Copper Mines Plc’s recent construction of a new classroom block at Butondo Primary School has come to symbolise much more. It was the parents of children...
Emmanuel Chewe was forbidden from playing tennis as a boy, but ended up becoming champion of Mufulira Tennis Club for eleven years running. Tennis gave him all kinds of opportunities – it sent him around the world – so...
“In the past four years, we’ve managed to send six of our students to the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to study in the School of Natural Sciences,” says Richard Kazadi, the Mutanda School’s headmaster. This is thanks...
It may come as a surprise that child marriage is still a serious problem in the communities around Solwezi. After all, you might have heard that the legal age for marriage in Zambia is eighteen, just like in most...
When the phone rang on the desk of Mopani's Chief Financial Officer, John Chiwele, one rainy afternoon in February this year, little did he know it would test his and the company's ability to deal with a crisis in...

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